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Articulating mechanisms, link systems, and components thereof, useful for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, the remote manipulation of instruments such as surgical or diagnostic instruments or tools are provided. The link systems include links wherein at least two adjacent links are pivotable relative to one another around two distinct pivot points. Mechanisms for locking the links are also provided.

Title
Link systems and articulation mechanisms for remote manipulation of surgical or diagnostic tools
Application Number
10/928479
Publication Number
7828808 (B2)
Application Date
August 26, 2004
Publication Date
November 9, 2010
Inventor
David J Danitz
San Jose
CA, US
Cameron Dale Hinman
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Shay Glenn
Assignee
Novare Surgical Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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